Even the Francis apologist Catholic Herald isn’t making up excuses for their beloved Francis’s “abandoning Zen” to the altar of his beloved “democratic” Communist China:



Wow! Even Francis Apologist Catholic Herald isn’t making up excuses for their Beloved Francis’s “Abandoning Zen” to the Altar of his Beloved “Democratic” Communist Totalitarian China

How I (mostly) stopped worrying and learned to love Pope Francis…

Catholic Herald

Pope Francis: ‘Hypocrisy in the Church is particularly detestable’

… Catholic Herald

Even the Francis apologist Catholic Herald isn’t making up excuses for their beloved Francis’s “abandoning Zen” to the altar of his beloved “democratic” Communist China:

Returning from Kazakhstan, Pope Francis – who made very accommodating comments about China and argued “there is a dialogue commission that is going well”, and Parolin “is the person right now who knows the most about China and dialogue with the Chinese” – only briefly touched on Zen.

Having said he does “not identify with” designating China as undemocratic, the Pope said of Zen “he says what he feels, and you can see that there are limitations”. Despite this, other clerics have spoken up for Zen and somewhat shamed the Pontiff.

As UCA News reported, German Cardinal Gerhard Ludwig Müller expressed dismay over the Vatican’s silence on China’s abuses and Zen’s imminent “unfair” trial. Müller – a former prefect of the Vatican’s Congregation for the Doctrine of Faith – made the remarks in an interview with Il Messengero. 

During a recent consistory, the German prelate said no senior Vatican official or even the Pope mentioned Zen, with “no solidarity document, no prayer initiative for him”. Müller believes the CCP deal undermines the possibility of support for Zen, warning the deal “does not serve the interests of the Holy See and the Vatican State to the ecclesial dimension and the truth”.

Cardinal Müller said the Church should be less bound to worldly logic of power, more able to intervene and, if necessary, criticise politicians who undermine human rights: “why not criticise Beijing”, he blasted, warning that – when needed – the Church should “criticise the powerful of this world”.

With a 48-hour breather, at least, the Pope now has the chance to make amends. With even the Wall Street Journal accusing him of abandoning Zen, and offering no support, how can the Pope and those around him not see that it is the right thing to do to defend Zen? [https://catholicherald.co.uk/pope-francis-has-24-hours-to-do-the-right-thing/]

For some reason this makes me remember when Francis didn’t do the “right thing” by slapping the Asian woman at the Vatican and thus making worldwide headlines, but most forget that she was apparently according to the Fr. Z website distraught about Francis’s beloved “democratic” China’s totalitarian suppression of free Hong Kong. 

His post had an Asian commenter Disc-Thrower from a Asian “multiethnic city” say her language isn’t any of seven Asian languages he knows and “wondered if” it was heavily accented “Spanish or Italian?” and he said she said “Hong Kong es… .”  

As the Fr. Z’s headline appeared to put it the “distraught woman [was]… plead[ing]” for Francis to support Hong Kong, despite the pro-China Francis refusal to condemn the Chinese Communist regime’s puppets in Hong Kong who are brutally manhandling and arresting the Hong Kong freedom protesters. 

Was the distraught women worried that Francis would betray Hong Kong like he betrayed the Chinese Catholic underground? 

It appears that Francis’s China deal was a cold-blooded betrayal.

Francis is appointing Communist regime operatives as bishops is a de facto endorsement of the Chinese totalitarianism.

In 2017, Cardinal Joseph Zen before Christmas said:

“China’s underground Church… feels betrayed.”

Francis’s Vatican has “demanded the retirement of one bishop and the demotion of another” so that Communist totalitarian controlled state bishops can get control of the underground Chinese Church.

The National Review’s Michael Dougherty reported what this Vatican betrayal means to the Chinese Catholics in quoting a Chinese underground pewsitter witness to the Communist regime’s reign of terror:

“Everybody, and I mean everybody, knows someone who was murdered, or tortured, or disappeared to defend the principle that was just abandoned.”
(National Review, “The Vatican’s Deal with China: What to make of Cardinal Parolin’s Diplomacy,” January 23, 2017)

Cardinal Joseph Zen, bishop emeritus of Hong Kong in 2016 said the Francis “diplomacy” is like betraying Joseph, Mary and the baby Jesus to the murderous Herod.

Cardinal Zen said:

“[T]oday would our diplomats advise Joseph to go and humbly beg for dialogue with Herod!”

Pray an Our Father now for the sins of Francis’s Amoris Laetitia.

Pray an Our Father now for the restoration of the Church as well as the Triumph of the Kingdom of the Sacred Heart and the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

Stop for a moment of silence, ask Jesus Christ what He wants you to do now and next. In this silence remember God, Father, Son and Holy Ghost – Three Divine Persons yet One God, has an ordered universe where you can know truth and falsehood as well as never forget that He wants you to have eternal happiness with Him as his son or daughter by grace. Make this a practice. By doing this you are doing more good than reading anything here or anywhere else on the Internet.

Francis Notes:

– Doctor of the Church St. Francis de Sales totally confirmed beyond any doubt the possibility of a heretical pope and what must be done by the Church in such a situation:

“[T]he Pope… WHEN he is EXPLICITLY a heretic, he falls ipso facto from his dignity and out of the Church, and the Church MUST either deprive him, or, as some say, declare him deprived, of his Apostolic See.”

(The Catholic Controversy, by St. Francis de Sales, Pages 305-306)

Saint Robert Bellarmine, also, said “the Pope heretic is not deposed ipso facto, but must be declared deposed by the Church.”


– “If Francis is a Heretic, What should Canonically happen to him?”: http://www.thecatholicmonitor.com/2020/12/if-francis-is-heretic-what-should.html

– “Could Francis be a Antipope even though the Majority of Cardinals claim he is Pope?”: http://www.thecatholicmonitor.com/2019/03/could-francis-be-antipope-even-though.html

 –  LifeSiteNews, “Confusion explodes as Pope Francis throws magisterial weight behind communion for adulterers,” December 4, 2017:

The AAS guidelines explicitly allows “sexually active adulterous couples facing ‘complex circumstances’ to ‘access the sacraments of Reconciliation and the Eucharist.'”

–  On February 2018, in Rorate Caeli, Catholic theologian Dr. John Lamont:

“The AAS statement… establishes that Pope Francis in Amoris Laetitia has affirmed propositions that are heretical in the strict sense.”

– On December 2, 2017, Bishop Rene Gracida:

“Francis’ heterodoxy is now official. He has published his letter to the Argentina bishops in Acta Apostlica Series making those letters magisterial documents.”

Pray an Our Father now for the restoration of the Church by the bishops by the grace of God.

Election Notes: 

– Intel Cryptanalyst-Mathematician on Biden Steal: “212Million Registered Voters & 66.2% Voting,140.344 M Voted…Trump got 74 M, that leaves only 66.344 M for Biden” [http://catholicmonitor.blogspot.com/2020/12/intel-cryptanalyst-mathematician-on.html?m=1]

– Will US be Venezuela?: Ex-CIA Official told Epoch Times “Chávez started to Focus on [Smartmatic] Voting Machines to Ensure Victory as early as 2003”: http://catholicmonitor.blogspot.com/2020/12/will-us-be-venezuela-ex-cia-official.html

– Tucker Carlson’s Conservatism Inc. Biden Steal Betrayal is explained by “One of the Greatest Columns ever Written” according to Rush: http://catholicmonitor.blogspot.com/2021/01/tucker-carlsons-conservatism-inc-biden.html?m=1

– A Hour which will Live in Infamy: 10:01pm November 3, 2020:


What is needed right now to save America from those who would destroy our God given rights is to pray at home or in church and if called to even go to outdoor prayer rallies in every town and city across the United States for God to pour out His grace on our country to save us from those who would use a Reichstag Fire-like incident to destroy our civil liberties. [Is the DC Capitol Incident Comparable to the Nazi Reichstag Fire Incident where the German People Lost their Civil Liberties?http://catholicmonitor.blogspot.com/2021/01/is-dc-capital-incident-comparable-to.html?m=1 and Epoch Times Show Crossroads on Capitol Incident: “Anitfa ‘Agent Provocateurs‘”:


Pray an Our Father now for the grace to know God’s Will and to do it.

Pray an Our Father now for America.

Pray an Our Father now for the restoration of the Church as well as the Triumph of the Kingdom of the Sacred Heart and the Immaculate Heart of Mary

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